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The Dimapur district administration has started issuing inner line permit (ILP) application and exemption forms.

Dimapur deputy commissioner Anoop Kinchi, in a release, said the forms are being issued in his office under designated officers and at the ILP counter since Thursday.

The forms can be obtained during office hours from different designated officers under Dimapur Sadar and Dimapur sub division.

There are three types of forms. They include Form I which is for application of ILP exemption card, Form II for application of ILP for one year and Form III which is the one presently in use for labourers, tourists and students.

Kinchi said the public can avail the facilities from the respective designated locations from where the applicants can collect and submit the forms.

On December 10 last year, the Nagaland government extended ILP regime to entire Dimapur district with immediate effect, bringing all the 11 districts of the state under the ILP system.

Dimapur district was hitherto not covered under ILP regulation.

In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 2 of the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873, and in the interest of the public, the governor of Nagaland is pleased to extend the ILP to cover the entire district of Dimapur with immediate effect, chief secretary Temjen Toy said in a notification issued in pursuance of state cabinet decisions of February 15, 2019 and December 9, 2019.

Toy said henceforth every non-indigenous person entering the area of Dimapur district will be required to obtain an ILP in the same mode and manner as presently required for entering the other ILP areas of Nagaland and under the same conditions as provided in the government notification of May 3, 2018.

He said every non-indigenous person who is settled or has entered the area of Dimapur district on or after November 21, 1979, the day the aforesaid area of Dimapur was constituted as Tribal Belt vide Land Revenue Department Notification No. LR/2-118/76 dated 21/11/1979, will be required to obtain an ILP in the same mode and manner and under the same conditions as mentioned in the May 3, 2018 notification within 90 days from the date of issue of this notification.

The notification said every non-indigenous person, who has settled or entered the area of Dimapur district prior to November 21, 1979, and has been staying continuously, will be exempted along with his/her direct descendants from the requirement of having an ILP .

They, however, will have to produce evidence of the same in the form of documents like entry of name in the electoral roll, land/property documents, house tax, entry of name in the electoral roll of town committee, school records, trade licenses etc. to the Dimapur deputy commissioner.

Any non-indigenous person passing through Dimapur district to other states as a transit passenger and having a valid ticket will not be required to obtain ILP.

The Joint Committee on Prevention of Illegal Immigrants, comprising civil society groups of Nagaland, has been spearheading a movement to bring Dimapur district under the purview of ILP.

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